Save Maine's Alamo Theatre!

Northeast Historic Film's (NHF) Alamo Theatre needs to install digital projection equipment to be able to still show movies.  Ticket and concession sales have only ever covered the cost of films and the projectionist.  NHF cannot afford to convert without your help.  

The first $25,000 that you raise will be matched by The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation to purchase and install the digital projector!  The second $25,000 you raise will also be matched and will pay for much needed upgrades, improvements and expanded programming. 

The Alamo Theatre is an anchor in the Bucksport downtown and serves a wider community in the surounding towns. The Alamo has stood proud since 1916.  Please help it remain a gathering place where memories are made and movies are shared.

Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is a moving image archives, incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1986 located in the Alamo Theatre cinema building.

Our mission is to collect and preserve the film and video record of northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts), and to provide public access to the history and culture of the region embodied in it.

Our collections contain ten million feet of film and more than 8,000 hours of video; most of these materials are unique and irreplaceable. NHF cares for film from hundreds of northern New England places in a three-story temperature and humidity controlled vault building, which also provides state-of-the-art storage for institutions from throughout the east coast. Collectively our holdings constitute a record of 20th century regional culture seen from countless angles: the factory floor and the farm, in the woods and at sea, at home with our families and on the streets of our hometowns.

We opened the restored Alamo Theatre auditorium in 1999 as a contemporary 125 seat auditorium with outstanding projection facilities and a small stage for live events. Our objective for the cinema and the Alamo as a whole is to play a role in the town of Bucksport consonant with the building's history as a gathering place, linking moving images to the town's cultural legacy and future. Over 15,000 people attend events at the Alamo each year. We present public exhibits, screenings, documentaries, symposia, film festivals, teachers workshops and workshops for the public on preservation, regional culture, and other topics.
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*Any money raised beyond the $50,000 will be used to bring more events to the Alamo Theatre and to ensure the future and vitality of this downtown landmark.  A "Friends of the Alamo" committee is already being formed by local community members.


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Jane Berry Donnell 
Bucksport, ME
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